Curious People, Technology that Brings Missing Service Members Home (CoRA)

Oct 29 2019 - 6:00pm

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About this event
The identification of missing prisoners of war is a complex and time-consuming task, with thousands of missing service members whose remains have yet to be returned to their families and loved ones. This is what led to CoRA, The Commingled Remains Analytics Ecosystem. CoRA has streamlined the way forensic anthropologists sort through skeletal data and identify missing service members. Through improved management for inventorying and analyzing human remains, CoRA allows anthropologists to work more cohesively and with less chance of data loss or corruption. During his talk, Sachin Pawaskar, Ph.D., MBA, MS, tells a story of how this technology helps in the identification and segregation of bones, helping our nation to fulfill its promise to soldiers and their families. CoRA is a technology developed in partnership between the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and UNO's College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T).
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UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha , NE 68182
United States
Phone: 4025546000